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August 18, 2012

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McALESTER — The following felony and misdemeanor cases were decided in Pittsburg County District Court Aug. 3 - 13.

Dispositions include dismissed cases, suspended and deferred sentences and sentences from trials and plea bargains.

Listings do not include all court costs.

Felony cases

• Tiana K. McKenzie, 24, McAlester, pleaded guilty Aug. 3 to a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine). She was fined $1,450 and sentencing was deferred for five years.

• Michael Joe Lardi, 31, Haileyville, pleaded guilty Aug. 3 to charges of domestic abuse assault and battery, assault with a dangerous weapon by use of firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, trespassing after being forbidden, public intoxication and driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license. He was fined $2,190 and sentenced to 20 years, with 12 years suspended.

• James M. Pearce, 37, Indianola, pleaded guilty Aug. 3 to a charge of driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He was fined $2,000 and received a 10-year suspended sentence. A charge of failure to pay taxes due state was dismissed.

• Kenneth Stephenson Jr., 21, McAlester, pleaded guilty Aug. 3 to a charge of first degree burglary. He was fined $150 and was sentenced to serve seven years in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. A charge of attempted robbery by force or fear was dismissed.

• Eric A . Watson, 25, Moore, pleaded guilty Aug. 3 to charges of larceny of an automobile, second degree burglary, grand larceny and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He was fined $2,200 and sentenced to 10 years, with seven years suspended.

• Tammy D. Little, 42, McAlester, pleaded guilty Aug. 3 to a charge of possession of a controlled dangerous substance. She was fined $1,350 and received a five-year suspended sentence. Charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication were dismissed.

• Douglas E. Cook, 55, McAlester, pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to two counts of lewd or indecent acts to a child younger than 12 years of age. He was fined $1,100, ordered to register as a level III sex offender and sentenced to 20 years, with 13 years suspended. A charge of lewd exhibition of person was dismissed.

• Leo Gullick Jr., 43, McAlester, pleaded no contest Aug. 10 to a charge of second degree burglary. He was fined $700 and received a two-year suspended sentence.

• Horace Dean, 37, McAlester, pleaded guilty Aug. 10 to charges of falsely personate another to create liability and driving with a canceled, suspended or revoked license. He was fined $600 and received a five-year suspended sentence.

• Marty S. Soblaskey, 35, McAlester, appeared in court Aug. 10 on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled drug (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) within 1,000 feet of a school or park, possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) within 1,000 feet of a school or park, possession of a precursor substance, domestic abuse assault and battery and two counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was fined, ordered to register as a methamphetamine offender and received a 15-year suspended sentence. A charge of possession of a controlled drug (marijuana) with intent to distribute was dismissed.

• Aaron Prado, 27, of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, pleaded no contest Aug. 10 to a charge of first degree manslaughter. He was sentenced to 20 years incarceration with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

• Dana M. Morgan, 40, Hartshorne, pleaded guilty Aug. 10 to a charge of assault and battery. Morgan was fined $250 and sentencing was deferred for three years. A charge of assault and battery on a police officer was dismissed.

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